August 17, 2016
Will His Lawsuit against an Iron Chef Give Trump Indigestion?
While the Trump University lawsuit has been getting the lion's share of the media, there is other litigation involving Trump that is currently in deposition stage. It involves Trump's luxury hotel project in Washington, DC, which is set to open in a month. The Old Post Office Pavilion, which is on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Capitol Hill, dates from 1899. Built in the Neo- Romanesque style, its clock tower is a well-known DC landmark. In a competitive bidding project, the federal government gave a long-term lease to the Trump Organization in 2013. This litigation began when both of the celebrity chefs who had contracted to operate restaurants in the hotel complex, Jose Andres and Geoffrey Zakarian, withdrew because of Trump's comments on illegal Mexican immigrants. They each cited that Trump's comments would hurt their ability to both attract customers and retain quality staff. Trump sued the chefs for breach of...(Read Full Article)